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"Hybrid Gifts: Getting the Most – and Efficient – Mileage from an Ask”

Mercy Corps Headquarters. 45 SW Ankeny
Event Contact Person: Lisa Morasch

About this event

This event is provided by AFP Oregon and SW Washington Chapter

“Hybrid Gifts: Getting the Most – and Efficient – Mileage from an Ask” will be presented on Friday, March 11, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. breakfast and program. The event will be held at Mercy Corps Global Headquarters, 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204. The event is sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter and the
Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.

Speaker Sarah Schwarz, J.D., Director of Gift Planning, Portland State University Foundation, will explore innovative strategies for what are often referred to as “combined,” “blended,” “double ask,” or “hybrid,” solicitations. She will discuss how to effectively integrate traditional major and planned giving strategies to help your donors to increase the size and diversity of their gifts. John W. Haines, Executive Director of Mercy Corps Northwest will welcome attendees.

Schwarz’s gift planning experience spans 18 years and a variety of organizations. Prior to joining the PSU Foundation, she was senior director of gift planning for the OHSU Foundation. Her experience includes director of planned giving with the Providence Health System Medical Foundations as well as a planned giving consultant with Charitable Estate Planning Northwest.
Other development work: Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education, Oregon Episcopal School and the Portland Waldorf School.

The cost for the event is free for AFP and NWPGRT members, $25 for nonmembers and guests. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available at For additional information about this event or the local AFP Chapter, please email: [email protected].

About the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters worldwide, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy. The association fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals
and promotes high ethical standards in the profession. The Oregon & SW Washington Chapter provides local resources, education and networking opportunities for the development professionals in our region.

Current PSU and UO students are eligible to join student chapters that represent the next generation of fundraising leaders. AFP-PSU and AFP-UO members enjoy many of the same benefits as local chapter members, including a hands-on experience through a local nonprofit project. For more information, about the PSU Chapter, contact: [email protected] and for the UO Chapter,
contact [email protected].